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Friday, June 23, 2017
ANTIPOLO – Tony Lascuña put up a pair of three-birdie strings to close out both nines, hiking his lead to three shots over Jhonnel Ababa and Ira Alido with a three-under 68 in the third round of the ICTSI Forest Hills Championship at the Forest Hills Golf and Country...

Nothing’s certain

ONE of those jaded deadbeats passing for an East Coast reporter welcomed Lonzo Ball to New York on Wednesday afternoon by asking him to share his “worst nightmare” on the eve of being drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ball, seemingly the personality opposite of his blabbermouth father, LaVar...

Done in 120 seconds

MOSCOW—There was a collective murmur of surprise on Wednesday night when Cristiano Ronaldo swept into the interview room at Spartak Stadium in Moscow. So many of these journalists had so many questions for Ronaldo, the Portuguese superstar, and now here he was, rather unexpectedly, sitting right in front of...

Lascuña takes charge

Tony Lascuña birdied No. 9 for the second straight day for a four-under 67 then pounced on Ferdie Aunzo’s late miscues to grab a one-stroke lead halfway through the P3-million International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Forest Hills Championship at the Forest Hills Golf and Country Club in Antipolo...

Katropa eye 2-0 lead

TNT hopes to repeat over San Miguel in Game Two of their Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup best-of-seven Finals series on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Katropa won Game One, courtesy of a last-second shot by their hulking but hurting import, Joshua Smith. The 6-foot-9 behemoth played limited minutes...
THE San Miguel Davao Eagles scratched Meralco Manila’s armor with a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night in the Philippines Football League (PFL) at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City. On the same night, JPV Marikina relied on two early goals to beat Ilocos United, 2-1, with Japanese...
TEAM Batangas used a strong first half on the way to a lopsided 95-76 win over AMA Online Education on Thursday in the Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City. Japs Bautista finished with 22 points and Joseph Sedurifa had 16 for...
FOR Pocari Sweat, a new team manager translated to a new head coach—despite the previous mentor winning three titles for the Lady Warriors. Atty. Ken Mirasol took over as team manager from Atty. Eric Ty and with the appointment came the changing of the guards at the coaching staff of...
Pau Gasol has declined the option on his contract for next season with the San Antonio Spurs, but it’s doubtful he’s going anywhere. Gasol declined the $16-million option on Tuesday with the intent of signing a longer-term deal with the Spurs so the franchise can gain some flexibility to hit...

NBA in overdrive

Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez are on the move. Dwyane Wade is opting in. Pau Gasol is opting out. The Los Angeles Lakers provided the clearest indication yet that Lonzo Ball is their guy. The National Basketball Association (NBA) off-season is already in overdrive. A dizzying series of moves came on...
CLEVELAND—Nothing ever seems good enough for Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Not a championship. Not three straight appearances in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals. Not a rapt fan base. Not being forgiven by LeBron James. He’s demanding. A fearless, risk-taking, casino-owning gambler. Those attributes have made him a billionaire businessman, a...

Villacencio takes charge

VETERAN Arnold Villacencio blitzed the backside with four birdies and sizzled at the finish for a six-under 65 as he wrested a two-shot lead over young Ira Alido at the start of the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Forest Hills Championship at the Forest Hills Golf and Country...
THE Chooks-Pilipinas 3x3 Team tried to hold its ground against taller opponents but grit and determination weren’t enough to topple the powerhouse squads in the International Basketball Federation 3x3 World Cup on Wednesday in Nantes, France. The national team ended its campaign with two wins and two losses to miss...
UNBEATEN Pool C leader Foton seeks its fifth straight win against Generika-Ayala, while Petron and Cignal clash for solo second place in Pool C today in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. The Foton Tornadoes clash with the Lifesavers (2-2...
ATENEO de Manila faces Adamson University, and National University (NU) takes on University of the East (UE) on opening day of University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 men’s basketball tournament on September 9 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena. Season host Far Eastern University (FEU) bared...

Red Lions in semis

IT wasn’t pretty but San Beda, stifled by a defense-minded University of the Philippines (UP), pulled through in the clutch for a 65-56 win to advance to the semifinals of the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup on Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. From a slim...
NEW ZEALAND citizen Amy Ahomiro could not play in the Premiere Volleyball League that kicks off its Open Conference on July 1. The BusinessMirror learned that tournament organizer Sports Vision and PVL officials decided on Tuesday night against honoring the Alien Certificate of Residence (ACR). That meant Ahomiro could no...

Tabuena joins hunt

Miguel Tabuena firms up the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Forest Hills Championship field following the last-minute withdrawal of Angelo Que, hoping to provide stiff challenge to the men of the tour when the P3-million event is fired off today at the Forest Hills Golf and Country Club...
ERIN, Wisconsin—Before their names shared space on the silver US Open trophy, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth were together in a less attractive location. Both failed by three shots to advance out of the second stage of qualifying school in Texas, leaving them with no status on any tour. That was...

Let the finals begin!

ONE team is trying to move closer to a grand slam, while another is trying to end a two-year drought. That very well is a one-line description of the San Miguel Beer-TNT Finals showdown for the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup that starts today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Game One...
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